CBC Docs POV Above the Law

Canadians entrust police officers with an enormous amount of power, including the authority to detain a person and use force against them if necessary. But are officers being held to account if they abuse their power? That’s one of the fundamental questions Calgary-born-and-raised filmmakers Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal pose in Above the Law, an eye-opening investigation into accountability, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

News in Review - November 2009 Adoption: Looking For A Baby Abroad

Every year, for a number of reasons, many Canadians adopt children in foreign countries. International adoptions can provide them with the baby they always wanted, but they can also be expensive and frustrating. In this News in Review story we’ll follow a Manitoba woman as she travels to Kazakhstan to adopt a baby girl.
  • 2009
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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The National After the bullet: Helping gun violence victims suffering in silence

The shooting death of a 22-year-old in north Toronto marks the city's 89th homicide this year, matching a grim record that has stood unbroken for nearly three decades. The city is now being forced to confront some ugly truths about the root cause of gun violence. This includes how it deals with the hundreds of survivors it sees every year, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

News in Review - December 1994 After the Crime: Is Justice Served?

The issues of punishment, rehabilitation, parole and recidivism are the focus for looking at how Canada's justice system deals with repeat offenders.
  • 1994
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1994

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The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

News in Review - March 2014 Airport Wi-Fi: Canada Spying on Its Own

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is a government agency tasked with gathering intelligence in other countries. Documents released by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, tell a very different story. For a two-week span, thousands of people who travelled through Canadian airports had their movements tracked even after they left the airport. CSEC says their actions were legal, but some disagree. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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News in Review - April 1994 Alan Eagleson: A Trust Betrayed?

This story asks students to examine the potential for abuse of power, influence and trust in a multi-million dollar sport like professional hockey.
  • 1994
  • 00:11:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1994

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The National Amber Tuccaro's Unsolved Murder

CBC News' Connie Walker has uncovered significant details in Amber Tuccaro's unsolved murder. A crucial piece of evidence in the unsolved murder was released to the public by police — a voice from the last phone call Amber received just before she was killed nearly five years ago. The RCMP says this was the only time in Canadian history it ...
  • 2015
  • 00:08:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/14/2015

News in Review - September 2019 America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant

There’s no question that U.S. President Donald Trump has committed to securing the border with Mexico to keep out illegal aliens. His tough stance on immigration appeals to his supporters, as does his racial rhetoric about those he considers outsiders. His tweets attacking four minority Democratic congresswomen are keeping both Democrats and Republicans in damage control mode. But what does ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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The National America's Unsolvable Problem

In the wake of recent police killings of unarmed black men, angry protesters hit the streets of many U.S. cities. CBC reporter Paul Hunter travelled to Florida to see the proactive approach that one community is taking towards what some would call America's unsolvable problem. Like so many U.S. cities, Titusville shares a renewed frustration that America just can't get past ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2015

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